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May Queen

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1w

Frankie Meredith

Frankie Meredith's powerful and provocative one-woman play, set in Conventry on May Day, 2022, explores a 16-year-old girl's inner life with compassion and humour.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Summary

not what a girl should do.
not what a queen would do.
well f *ck what a queen would do.

May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.

The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising.

As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?

History
May Queen was produced by Roundabout 2021: A Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre Coventry Production, part of Coventry City of Culture 2021, on 29 July, 2021. The play then toured the UK.
Cast Attributes

LEIGH

Author Note: This is very much a Coventry play, so please keep all references and setting in Coventry. Try to find an actor from this area or at least one who can do the accent.

  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 75 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“Richly written.” – The Stage
“Frankie Meredith's play is full to the brim with conceptual inventiveness.” – WhatsOnStage

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Frankie Meredith

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